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Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz headline Star Cinema’s romantic comedy, “Finally Found Someone,” opening in cinemas nationwide tomorrow. They were last paired in 2013 via the hit movie “It Takes a Man and a Woman.”

Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

“Finally Found Someone” is the third movie of Theodore Boborol after the break-out success of Star Cinema’s Metro Manila Film Festival 2016’s entry “Vince & Kath & James” and “Just the Way You Are.”

“Finally Found Someone,” which Sarah considers a welcome birthday gift, is about the unexpected romance between Raffy Sandoval and April Esguerra. He plays a PR hotshot who masterfully “crafts lies for a living” while she is an honest-to-goodness girl who has difficulty masking her true emotions. A PR emergency brings them together, and they discover they have much in common though they are polar opposites.

Though the rom-com movies they’ve done together are blockbusters, Sarah wishes they’ll also films “with lessons to impart na hindi lang pakilig.”

“I want our fans and moviegoers to learn from our movies,” she said.

Also in the cast of “Finally Found Someone” are Joey Marquez, Yayo Aguila, Techie Agbayani, Dennis Padilla, Leo Rialp, Alwyn Uytingco, Christian Babbles, with the special participation of Enchong Dee.

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Liberty Ilagan Lardizabal , Lito Legaspi, Roger Calvin and Francis Marcelo

Liberty Ilagan Lardizabal , Lito Legaspi, Roger Calvin and Francis Marcelo

Celebs at Hawaiian party

Former Sampaguita actress Liberty Ilagan (one of three daughters of the late acclaimed film director Gerry de Leon) celebrated her natal day recently at the Novotel Hotel in Cubao, QC. It was a Hawaiian motif party so everyone came with colorful leis.

Photo shows the birthday celebrant (in white lei) with Vangie Pronsfoller, Milani de Guzman Pagaitan, Erie Aquino, Elena Yu, Josie Webb, Angel Royeca, Maria Fe Gibbs and others

Photo shows the birthday celebrant (in white lei) with Vangie Pronsfoller, Milani de Guzman Pagaitan, Erie Aquino, Elena Yu, Josie Webb, Angel Royeca, Maria Fe Gibbs and others

Spotted among Libay’s wellwishers were close family and friends: Marie-Fe Gibbs and husband Ronaldo Valdez, Minda Morena, Roger Calvin, Lito Legaspi, Maryanne Salcedo, Lala Ilagan, Cora Evangelista, Pastor Henry Pagaitan, Erie Aquino, Linda Tan, Merlin Ikeda, Malou Zamora, Baby Rebueno Moore, Dulce Ordonez, Cora Evangelista and many others.

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 Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, July 25, go to Sarah Geronimo, former MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, psychic Jaime Licauco, Meg Paris, Margot Osmeña, Mayeen Carmona, Malynne Villongco, Anna Eloisa Bulong, Annie Convocar, Linabelle Villarica and Jing Castaneda…July 26; Mayor Tommy Osmeña, Annabelle Adriano, Anita Lorenzana, Dondon Nakar, director Heidi Sison, Annie Ausmolo, Pamela Navarro, Cynthia Lim, Jennina Garcia and Mayor Carmela Alvarez…

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